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  • Seventeen Dutch museums collaborate on a new online art platform and magazine

    January 19, 2016

    Today, See All This, an online art platform and print magazine, was launched. See All This already has seventeen leading Dutch museums on board, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Groninger Museum and the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague....

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    seeallthis.pr.co
  • Pub pictures saved from London skip displayed online

    January 19, 2016

    An "irreplaceable" archive of photographs of some of the country's most striking public houses that was nearly lost to posterity forever has been made available to the public....

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    www.bbc.com
  • National Archives of Australia preparing to transfer their collection

    January 19, 2016

    The task of moving house can be daunting enough but that job is nothing compared to what is about to be undertaken by the National Archives of Australia....

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    www.canberratimes.com.au
  • New York Public Library releases over 180,000 digitized items for re-use

    January 8, 2016

    New York Public Library(NYPL) Labs announces that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as high-resolution downloads. No permission required, no hoops to jump through: just go forth and reuse. ...

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    www.nypl.org
  • Sign up for the Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving!

    December 16, 2015

    The Winter School for Audiovisual Archiving is a three day management training, initiated by the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. It provides (audiovisual) collection managers with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement or improve the digital preservation management of their audiovisual...

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    www.beeldengeluid.nl
  • Register now for DISH2015!

    November 10, 2015

    With Money & Power as the focal point, DISH2015 offers an inspiring programme featuring international keynote speakers from across the cultural heritage an creative industry sectors. Digital Strategies for Heritage (DISH) is the biennial international conference on digital heritage and strategies for heritage...

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    www.dish2015.nl
  • Audiovisual archives, the next ten years: turning vision into reality and positive change

    October 27, 2015

    Last September, over 200 delegates from around the world attended the 1st international SOIMA conference to jointly define a ten-year vision for audiovisual archives. To celebrate the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the SOIMA community invites the wider audiovisual archive community to provide their feedback on...

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    medium.com
  • Charles Darwin’s Kids Draw on Surviving Manuscript Pages of On the Origin of Species

    October 22, 2015

    Charles Darwin not only created the theory of evolution, but he apparently dabbled often in human biology and sexuality. To wit: he fathered 10 children with his cousin Emma Wedgwood, six boys and four girls. It was this boisterous brood that filled the Darwin’s house in rural Kent, England, while Charles worked in...

    Source: 
    www.openculture.com
  • Hear Performances of the World’s Oldest Surviving Written Song

    October 22, 2015

    Imagine if you will that it is the year 4515, and future people slowly begin excavating the musical remains of millennia past. Now add the following wrinkle to this scenario, courtesy of classics scholar Armand D’Angour: “all that survived of the Beatles songs were a few of the lyrics, and all that remained of...

    Source: 
    www.openculture.com
  • The History of Modern Art Visualized in a Massive 130-Foot Timeline

    October 21, 2015

    If you visited The Tate Modern in recent years, perhaps you saw the large, 130-foot art installation covering a concourse wall. Created by illustrator Sara Fanelli, the “Tate Artist Timeline” provided museumgoers with a sprawling roadmap showing the major artistic movements and important artists of the 20th century,...

    Source: 
    www.openculture.com
  • New device improves full-color image projection

    October 21, 2015

    A team of researchers at Disney Research and Dartmouth College has developed a new way to display full-color images using only two black patterns printed on transparencies affixed to two sides of a prism....

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    phys.org
  • IASA Europeana Sounds Task Force launched

    October 21, 2015

    As part of Europeana's sustainability plans for the Europeana Sounds project, it was agreed that they would propose the creation of a Task Force of The International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) which would continue promoting the aims and objectives of the project beyond the project’s...

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    www.europeanasounds.eu
  • Terry Gilliam’s Lost Animations from Monty Python and the Holy Grail Are Online

    October 21, 2015

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and as the group has always been upfront about shamelessly milking their fans for cash, there’s a new version of the Blu-Ray out, and a new print touring the world. John Cleese and Eric Idle are currently also on an American tour, sharing the...

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    www.openculture.com
  • DPC invites members to review the OAIS Standard

    October 21, 2015

    DPC welcomes members to participate in the review of OAIS, work that will hold our interest for a couple of years and which we aim to build into a platform for collaboration among our diverse members in the future....

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    www.dpconline.org
  • Digital Library Federation to Host National Digital Stewardship Alliance

    October 20, 2015

    The National Digital Stewardship Alliance announced that it has selected the Digital Library Federation (DLF), a program of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), to serve as NDSA’s institutional home starting in January 2016. The selection and announcement follows a nationwide search and...

    Source: 
    blogs.loc.gov
  • Postage Stamps from Bhutan That Double as Playable Vinyl Records

    October 16, 2015

    The tiny, Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has a unique national aspiration that sets it apart from its neighbors, China and India. (And certainly the United States too.) Rather than increasing its gross national product, Bhutan has instead made it a goal to increase the Gross National Happiness of its citizens. There’s...

    Source: 
    www.openculture.com
  • “Facing Change: Documenting America” Reveals the Nation in the 21st Century

    October 15, 2015

    New Book Includes More Than 200 Images by Photojournalists...

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    www.loc.gov
  • Library of Congress announces 2015 Innovation Award Winners

    October 15, 2015

    This year, the annual innovation awards committee reviewed over thirty exceptional nominations from across the country. Awardees were selected based on how their work or their project’s whose goals or outcomes represent an inventive, meaningful addition to the understanding or processes required for successful,...

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    blogs.loc.gov
  • Discover the Cinematic & Comedic Genius of Charlie Chaplin with 60+ Free Movies Online

    October 6, 2015

    Chaplin, nearly forty decades after his death, maintains his high critical reputation — while also having enjoyed the absolute height of movie-stardom back in the silent era. Vanishingly few artists of any kind manage to combine such blockbusting commercial success with such flying-colors critical success. That...

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    www.openculture.com
  • IDFA’s special program Sounds Real looks at sound in the documentary

    October 6, 2015

    Sound in the documentary will be the central theme of the Sounds Real program at the upcoming festival. For Sounds Real, IDFA has asked five international sound designers to choose two documentaries with an exceptional sound design: one of their own, and one by a colleague. 

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    www.idfa.nl
  • "World Heritage status is too precious to be taken lightly"

    September 22, 2015

    Key advisers to UNESCO are planning to visit Edinburgh this month in response to concerns over proposed developments in the Scottish capital and how they might potentially impact its status as a World Heritage site. This issue has featured regularly in the UK news in recent years, always for similar reasons. It is...

    Source: 
    theconversation.com
  • 5 Steps to Developing a Strong Disaster Recovery Plan

    September 22, 2015

    Most government IT agencies have a disaster recovery plan on paper, but how confident are they that it will work and enable them to ride out a catastrophe with minimal loss of data or equipment? There’s only one way to find out: Conduct a live test.

    Source: 
    www.statetechmagazine.com
  • National Library of Scotland to put third of collection online

    September 22, 2015

    It is aiming to make a third of its 24 million items available on the internet in the next 10 years. ...

    Source: 
    www.bbc.com
  • ‘Open BBC for the internet age’ pledges director general

    September 8, 2015

    BBC director general, Tony Hall, has outlined plans for an “open BBC for the internet age” that will work “much closer with others for the good of the nation.”

    Source: 
    www.digitaltveurope.net
  • Museum and gallery wayfinding: tips for signage, maps and apps

    September 8, 2015

    How can cultural attractions enhance the visitor experience at a time of shrinking budgets? ...

    Source: 
    www.theguardian.com

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